We are here to answer an important question—can hamsters eat mealworms safely?
Yes, hamsters can eat mealworms. But some do not like to eat mealworms.
And It really depends on the individual hamster!
We suggest giving them a little mealworm to see if they will eat it. Don’t be sad if they don’t, though!
Now you’re wondering how it is possible that your hamster could eat mealworms.
We’ve done some research and found out that in the wild, hamsters eat occasional small insects, so adding mealworms from time to time would be a tasty treat for your furry friend.
Mealworms can be fed live or dried. Hamsters can eat all kinds of food, even dried mealworms.
Mealworms, in moderation, are a wonderful and nutritious addition to your hamster’s diet.
They provide extra protein, fat, and fiber.
Some of the precautions you should take before feeding mealworms are as follows:
- Feed dead mealworms to your hamster. However, if you are experienced with hamster care, you could try giving them living ones. The main risk comes when the hamster pouches the alive mealworm and then gets bitten.
- Mealworms should be given Unflavoured—With no salt or sugar.
- The mealworms offered on the market are usually frozen. Make sure your hamster is eating defrosted mealworms.
- Mealworms can be given as a treat. They can also be mixed with other dishes.
Mealworms help hamsters gain energy and act as vital nutrients. It also benefits hamsters’ blood.
Adding mealworms from time to time to their diet would be a tasty treat for a hamster.
The most a hamster can eat in a day is 3 to 4 mealworms.
Giving your hamster this small amount of mealworms could help it get all the nutrients it needs.
Syrian hamsters are the biggest kind of hamster, so they can eat more mealworms.
Robos aren’t as big as Syrians, so they should eat fewer mealworms.
Dwarf hamsters are very small, so they should only eat a tiny amount of mealworms.
You can get dried mealworms from your local pet store.
You should make sure that your hamster likes them before giving them a large amount.
Your hamsters can eat dried mealworms without getting sick.
If your hamster eats a live worm, he will probably put it in the pouch on his cheek.
The live worm could then bite into your little hamster’s cheek pouch and hurt it.
So, if you want to feed your hamster live worms in a safe way, what should you do?
People have said that they crush the worm’s head before feeding it to their hamster.
This may sound gross.
If you really want to give your hamster live mealworms, you should do this extra step.
But it might be easier and safer to just use dried mealworms instead.